Brett Schenker has been involved with politics, technology, and databases since his first foray as an intern over a decade ago. Originally hailing from Buffalo, New York, he has served as a legislative staffer for the Erie County Legislature and eventually moved to Galesburg, Illinois where he helped coordinate state and local races in two counties as a field organizer. Brett moved to Arlington, Virginia in 2003 to serve as a Special Assistant to Senator John Kerry working on Capitol Hill. He joined Mark Warner’s Forward Together PAC in June of 2005 as it’s Database Administrator coordinating the use of corporate solutions to solve political database needs.
He went on to found 5B Consulting which focuses on new media strategy, technology policy and database solutions. Brett was brought on board as part of the Chris Dodd for President technology and internet team as the Database Administrator and his role quickly expanded to managing the various social networks as well as introducing new technology to the campaign such as UStream.tv. He followed that up as the Internet/Database Director for Virginians for Brian Moran and acts as the Online Advocacy Manager for the Entertainment Consumers Association as well as the Email Deliverability Guru for Salsa Labs.
Brett holds a degree in Political Science from the University at Buffalo. He is involved with the SUNY Washington Internship program, acting as a speaker and mentor to its students and has served on the Parature Inc. Technology Advisory Board and writes for the blog Graphic Policy.